|AFRS Jill's All-Time Jukebox - WA4CZD|
Martha Wilkerson (AKA G.I. Jill) hosted a couple shows on the United States government-produced Armed Forces Radio Service (AFRS). One program she hosted was G.I. Jive (http://archive.org/details/AfrsG.i.Jive) and another was Jill's All-Time Jukebox, which ran concurrent to the other show during part of its run (she mentions it during G.I. Jive). Also see The Army-Navy Screen Magazine 55 (1945) here on Archive.org...
Keywords: World War, 1939-1945; Old Time Radio; Swing; Big Band; World War II; Jazz; AFRS; WWII; GI Jill
|AFRS G.I. Jive - WA4CZD|
G.I. Jive was a 15-minute music program that was produced & broadcast by the U.S. government via the Armed Forces Radio Service (AFRS) radio network. Early shows had a variety of hosts: Frank Nelson, Lester Jay, and popular pin-up girls like Donna Reed were guest DJs. In 1943, G.I. Jill (Martha Wilkerson) took over behind the mike, and according to the AFRTS Archive blog, G.I. Jive became the most popular show on AFRS...
Keywords: GI Jive; World War, 1939-1945; World War II; WWII; AFRS; GI Jill; Jazz; Big Band; Swing; Old Time Radio; 1944; 1943; 1945; 1946; 1948; 1950
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|Vox Pop - WA4CZD|
NPR has said that Vox Pop was the first "Quiz Show" but that was sort of peripheral to the show, which was produced in a different location each week. It billed itself as the "premier audience participation show" and now these short interviews provide a keyhole glimpse into the era in which it was created. You can read more about Vox Pop here: http://www.npr.org/programs/morning/features/patc/quizshow/index.htmlhttp://www.digitaldeliftp.com/DigitalDeliToo/dd2jb-Vox-Pop.html also see the punny WB...
Keywords: 1939; 1940; 1941; 1942; 1943; 1944; 1945; 1948; Vox Pop; World War, 1939-1945; Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994; Old Time Radio; Buster Crabbe; OTR; World War II; WWII; USAHS Wisteria; AFRS; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American; GI Jill; USS Illinois (BB-7); World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal Narratives, American; Warren Hull; Ed Sullivan; Parks Johnson
|AFRS-13 - dont1961|
The biggest names in Hollywood and Broadway recorded for AFRS during the war years, The American Forces Network can trace its origins back to May 26, 1942, when the War Department established the Armed Forces Radio Service (AFRS). The U.S. Army began broadcasting from London during World War II, using equipment and studio facilities borrowed from the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). The first transmission to U.S...
Keywords: AFRS; OTR; WWII; Benny Goodman; Lena Horne; Tommy Dorsey; Frank Sinatra; GI Jive; GI Jill; Harry James; Peggy Lee; Earl Hines; Bob Crosby; Bing Crosby; Sound Off; Command Performance; Yank Swing Session; Big Band; Jazz; Swing; Jubilee; Benny Carter; Tiny Bradshaw; Freddy Slack; Kay Kyser; Woody Herman
|The Army-Navy Screen Magazine 55 - United States. Army Signal Corps’ Army Pictorial Service|
The Army-Navy Screen Magazine Number 55, 1945 01 Bastogne: Short film about Bastogne, introduced by Lt. Clair Hess of the 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, Co F, 2nd Battalion, 101st Airborne. 02 By Request: Short film compilations - One film is about Lexington, Kentucky and the University of K. Also includes a film of the G.I. Jive radio show, including G.I. Jill (Martha Wilkerson). (More here http://archive.org/details/AfrsG.i.Jive.) Another film includes NYC at Easter and St...
Keywords: The Army-Navy Screen Magazine; Nuts!; St. Patrick's Cathedral (New York, N.Y.); McAuliffe, Anthony C., 1898-1975; Kentucky; Easter; Armed Forces Radio Service; AFRS; Armed Forces Network; GI Jive; Martha Wilkerson; GI Jill; Durante, Jimmy, 1893-1980; Devine, Andy, 1905-1978; Benchley, Robert, 1889-1945; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Belgium -- Bastogne; United States. -- Army -- Parachute Infantry Regiment, 501st; United States. -- Army -- Airborne Division, 101st; Ardennes, Battle of the, 1944-1945; World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Siege of Bastogne